Staff & Leaders


Dan Thompson

Interim Pastor

Dan ThompsonDan Thompson is excited to be joining Mercy Commons Covenant as the Interim Pastor. Over the last twelve years Dan has developed a church in transition ministry having served eight different churches as the Interim Pastor. He finds great joy in helping churches move forward in ministry, growing into what God has next for the church.

Previously Dan served for 14 years as Pastor of First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Dan’s pastoral passion is to see churches and people grow in the grace and love of Jesus Christ, encouraging them to live fully by faith, becoming all that God made them to be. Dan and his wife Debi have one son Luke, a recent college graduate who just got engaged to Callie, and two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, who roam their home.

Aaron Markson

Director of Worship & Ministry Development

Aaron MarksonWorshiping God is a life-long commitment that is best lived out in community.

As worship director I aim to point people to God, not just in song, but in all aspects of life. Usually that means getting out of the way. Leading worship has very little to do with what I can do and has everything to do with what God can do through me.

While I believe that worship goes way beyond musical form, a 30-minute time frame and a church building, there is something special about gathering regularly to sing together. Singing brings people together. It builds bridges. It reminds us of the hope we stake our claim in. It blurs out our differences and clarifies our similarities.

I love serving and being served by a community that values authenticity with one another and with God. It allows us to worship more honestly and express ourselves more freely in all circumstances and seasons.

I care deeply about the people I serve, and strive to know intimately the God we worship together. My family and I are blessed to be a part of Mercy Commons Covenant Church.

contact us

Dan Thompson, Interim Pastor –

Aaron Markson, Director of Worship & Ministry Development –

Kim Thill, Office Administrator –


volunteer ministry areas

worship | outreach | children | youth | adult | congregational care | fellowship | buildings & grounds | communications

To contact one of our volunteer ministry area leaders, please contact the church office by email or call 952.920.9188, and we’ll get you in touch with the appropriate leader.